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TVA stands for “transitive via arg”. #$transitiveViaArg is one of the “transitive via arg” predicates supported by Cyc inference. These predicates are used to state that one predicate behaves transitively — in a specified argument place — with respect to a second binary predicate. The other main “transitive via arg” predicate in Cyc is #$transitiveViaArgInverse. Important related predicates are #$conservativeViaArg and #$conservativeViaArgInverse.

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